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EPA Recognizes Fanning Howey with 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

Fanning Howey becomes first architecture/engineering firm to receive the Sustained Excellence Award

Indianapolis, IN (05/30/14) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Fanning Howey with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for the firm’s continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Fanning Howey’s accomplishments were recognized at the ENERGY STAR awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Fanning Howey is the first architecture/engineering firm to receive the Sustained Excellence Award, which is the ENERGY STAR program’s highest honor.

The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes Fanning Howey’s continued improvements in energy-efficient planning and design for K-12 schools, higher education facilities and environments for life-long learning. In 2013, Fanning Howey clients had 12 buildings receive the Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR designation, with an average 39.7 percent projected reduction in energy usage, compared to the baseline, per building. Fanning Howey has designed a total of 34 K-12 schools which received Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.

“Fanning Howey is honored to receive this award,” said Terrance Liette, PE, LEED AP, executive director of Engineering for Fanning Howey. “We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and are dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in our planning, design and energy management services, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment while at the same time providing a positive impact on operations for our clients.”

Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR. Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Fanning Howey has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2014 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – because of their unwavering commitment to helping clients become increasingly more energy efficient,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.

The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

About Fanning Howey
Fanning Howey is a national leader in the planning and design of environments for learning. The firm is consistently ranked among the top design firms for K-12 schools and sustainability. Fanning Howey is a full-service practice providing architecture, engineering, interior design, technology design, landscape architecture and long-range planning services to clients across the nation. The firm has offices in nine states. For more information, visit or call 1-800-452-3573.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).